Equitable Policies and Practices for Underserved Populations: A Critical Imperative

Speakers: Erin Castro, University of Utah; Gloria Crisp, Oregon State University; Dimpal Jain, California State University, Northridge; Nicole Reyes, University of Hawai'i at Manoa; Heather Shotton, University of Oklahoma; Marissa Vasquez, San Diego State University; Varaxy Yi, California State University Fresno; and Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

With support from the Lumina Foundation, the National Institute for Transformation and Equity (NITE) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) have partnered to launch an ASHE-NITE Report Series, which will include a collection of national reports on critical underserved populations in postsecondary education. The ASHE-NITE Report Series session will have featured authors synthesize existing knowledge about how to create inclusive and equitable campus environments for underserved populations, and provide recommendations for higher education research, policy, and practice. Specifically, this symposium will touch on five particular student populations: (1) racially minoritized adult learner; (2) low-income and first-generation; (3) indigenous; (4) immigrant and refugee; and (5) (formerly) incarcerated students.